Monday, April 28, 2008

Book BoF request

Now that the EuroPLoP 2008 review deadline is fast approaching, I've started thinking about the conference itself - how to get there, what to take, etc. Something that I'd personally like to arrange is a Book BoF - if you haven't heard of a BoF before, it's an informal "Birds-of-a-Feather" meeting where people meet up to discuss a subject of mutual interest.

I've been developing a patterns-based book idea for a while now; it's slowly maturing and I'm confident that there's a book (or two) in the idea, however I'd like to find one or two committed co-authors to help out. The feedback I've received from shepherding (and especially writer's workshops) at *PLoP conferences has been invaluable, however I've felt a lack of feedback during the book development process because so far it's been all my own endeavour.

So if you want to get involved, perhaps to provide feedback, or to get on board as a co-author, please get in touch via email or catch me at the conference (assuming all goes well with my paper in the review!). I'm thinking that meeting for an hour in one of the conference rooms should work OK - once I have an idea of a time and place I'll be in touch with everyone who shows an interest.


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